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Old 09-22-2012, 07:23 PM   #15
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Supposed to be 39 degrees here in VA tomorrow night. I heard today someplace up there had snow last night or this morning.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:13 AM   #16
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South in snow months, SOUTH!

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Old 09-23-2012, 05:06 PM   #17
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South in snow months, SOUTH!

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But it is not snow months up here yet, not saying we are not going to get any.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:26 AM   #18
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Stow your fresh water hose and sewer hose EVERY night.

Your heat pump will probably not work below about 45 degrees so make sure you have adequate LP gas in your tank.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:59 AM   #19
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I believe heat pumps should work regardless of temp outside, even if its 10 degrees, shouldn't they? I know my old rig had one and it worked awesome when the temp was in the 30's. Brother in law had an all electric 2500 sq.ft. house heated by a heat pump, no problem. I am told heat strips will not work once it gets into the low 40's.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:09 AM   #20
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A heat pump draws its heat from the air. The colder the air the less heat. When the air temp gets below a temperature (designed into the unit) one of two things happen.... no more heat or basically heat tape (installed in the unit) heats the gas as warm air would. A ground source unit is a different bird.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:28 AM   #21
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Not an expert on heat pumps but once mine goes into deice mode as it did an hour ago I switch to furnace.
It deices then goes back to normal operation.
It just doesn't work as efficiently below freezing point so no point wasting electricity even if I'm not paying for it
Temp is 30 deg here in west Yellowstone. Heading for a high of 70 I believe
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:37 AM   #22
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Thank you all so much for the information. We plan on leaving Saturday September 29, 2012 headed for South Dakota to get a mailing forwarding service - register our vehicles etc.... We will spend a couple days completing everything then onto Michigan (Brighton area in South Michigan) until the end of October. Will spend time with grandkids! Thanks again for the information. Papa D
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:51 AM   #23
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I'm not far from Brighton. You'll be safe, no problem.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:15 PM   #24
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Check your manual on the heat pumps. Mine does not work at a certain temp and when the outside temp goes below it - the furnace kicks in....so I believe they will not work in colder weather.
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We did a coampground in Copper Harbor, MI in June...Road side monument showed snow depths over twenty feet - up to thirty?....don't stay up there long!
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Don't stay long - unless you're on a snowmobile. Brockway Mtn. Dr. turns into a snowmobile trail in the winter. That's a view you won't soon forget!
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Thank you all so much for your responses. Leaving next week for South Dakota to register for mail forwarding services then to lowe Michigan (Brighton area) to see the grandkids. Thank you - Rick
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Don't know where you are going in So. Dakota to register address etc. but I used My Dakota Address in Madison, SD @110 East Main St. for a few years. Lady by the name of Terry Lund is awesome! with her assistance, will do whatever she can to make things easier for you. Highly recommend her and her company.
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